• French president says there's proof chemical weapons were used in Douma
French president says there's proof chemical weapons were used in Douma

On Friday, talking to reporters in Moscow, Lavrov claimed that after Russian "specialists" on the ground in Douma examined the area where the alleged attack took place, "We have the irrefutable data that this [chemical attack] was staged".

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  • Today is Earth Day and activists are aiming to end plastic pollution
Today is Earth Day and activists are aiming to end plastic pollution

The global ecological awareness was growing, and the US Congress and President Nixon responded quickly. According to a research paper published in the scientific journal Chemistry & Biology, plastic items are non-biodegradable and can remain in the environment for up to 2,000 years following their disposal.

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  • Can Emmanuel Macron convince Donald Trump he's the new power in Europe?
Can Emmanuel Macron convince Donald Trump he's the new power in Europe?

Macron held Trump's hand for some six seconds during their first meeting in Belgium in May in a white-knuckled standoff. Mr Trump appears eager to reciprocate for the welcome he received in France previous year when he was invited to attend the official Bastille Day celebrations in Paris, with all the pomp and circumstance.

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  • Deaf and blind dog protects his three-year-old owner when she got lost
Deaf and blind dog protects his three-year-old owner when she got lost

Max, 17, followed Aurora and stayed by her side as she slept overnight in bushland while temperatures dropped to 15C. A three-year-old girl has been found safe and well after wandering off with her pet dog . But while Max has taken out the spotlight, Aurora's family was overwhelmed by the amount of support offered by police, the SES, Indigenous ...

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  • Iran threatens to resume nuclear programme
Iran threatens to resume nuclear programme

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif also echoed Rouhani's words saying Tehran's reaction to the US's withdrawal from the agreement would be "unpleasant". 'US under the Trump administration has done everything it could to prevent Iran from benefiting from this agreement, ' Zarif charged. US President Donald Trump has set a May 12 d...

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  • Opposition moves impeachment motion against CJI Dipak Mishra
Opposition moves impeachment motion against CJI Dipak Mishra

It is most likely that after consideration by various law experts and their advice, the Vice President who has been submitted this motion and who has the power to deny the motion, will finally deny the movement of this motion. "They do not trust the Election Commission", Rijiju said in a tweet . "The convention has been that whenever such charge...

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  • Sushma Swaraj meets Chinese counterpart, discusses Indo-China ties
Sushma Swaraj meets Chinese counterpart, discusses Indo-China ties

It's against this background that President Xi and Prime Minister Modi have made a decision to keep the periodic summit, " explained State Councillor Wang Yi, incorporating the assembly involving both leaders are going to undoubtedly be a milestone in China-India connections.

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  • Nabi Tajima 'World's Oldest Woman' dies in Japan at 117
Nabi Tajima 'World's Oldest Woman' dies in Japan at 117

During her long life, she raised seven sons and two daughters - and it is thought she had an incredible 160 direct descendants, including great-great-great grandchildren. "What an extraordinary time to have been alive", one user tweeted. Nabi Tajima is seen on this picture from September 2015. "Makes me wonder who will be the [oldest] living ...

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  • Jordan condemns IS attack in Afghanistan's Kabul
Jordan condemns IS attack in Afghanistan's Kabul

Officials blamed the Taliban for the attack. Both IS and the more well-established Taliban have stepped up attacks across Afghanistan in recent years. More than a dozen children and almost 50 women were wounded, he said, adding that the tolls could still rise. - January 29: at least 11 soldiers are killed in a pre-dawn attack on a military co...

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  • Maharashtra: 14 Naxals killed in encounter in Gadchiroli
Maharashtra: 14 Naxals killed in encounter in Gadchiroli

Two divisional committee members Shrikant Rawthu (51), alias Shrinu, and Dolesh Atram, alias Sainath (36), are learnt to be among the cadres killed. "Fourteen Naxals were killed in the encounter". The police suffered no casualties. The Gadchiroli police had in all registered 75 cases against Shinu. "We recovered the bodies of 16 Maoists as of now",...

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  • Yashwant quits BJP saying India's democracy in danger
Yashwant quits BJP saying India's democracy in danger

In his inaugural speech former bureaucrat Sinha said his heart beats for the nation and would not sit idle when the country is under threat. He said he has always maintained he would never quit the party. "Investigating agencies are being used against people who think differently". BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha and Congress Renuka Chodhary share ...

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  • Congress Owes Apology to Amit Shah; Says Bihar BJP Chief
Congress Owes Apology to Amit Shah; Says Bihar BJP Chief

Shah also attacked Congress over the acquittal of Swami Aseemanand in the Mecca Masjid blast case earlier this week. "The party must apologise for defaming Hindu culture, insulting Hindus", he said at a public meeting in the Gandhi family's home turf.

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  • Calm and cool weekend before our next rain chances
Calm and cool weekend before our next rain chances

A cool start to Sunday morning with temperatures in the 30s and 40s. The system should move on by Sunday , which is expected to have mostly sunny skies and a high of 65. East wind 5 to 7 miles per hour. Overnight lows dip into the mid 30's with patchy frost a possibility. Winds could gust as high as 25 miles per hour.

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  • EQT Midstream Partners (EQM) Price Target Cut to $68.00
EQT Midstream Partners (EQM) Price Target Cut to $68.00

AT Bancorp held its stake in Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: MMP ) during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. MMP underperformed the S&P500 by 36.00%. Massachusetts Svcs Co Ma invested 0.05% in EQT Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE:EQM). Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. engages in the transportation, storage, and distribution of ref...

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  • Mahikeng tense after violent protests
Mahikeng tense after violent protests

The only action that will end the scenes of war is for ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa to announce the recall of Mahumapelo, whose time as Premier has been marked by recurring allegations of corruption, a close relationship with the Guptas and a general collapse of the North West.

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  • Queen Elizabeth celebrates 92 years with star-studded concert
Queen Elizabeth celebrates 92 years with star-studded concert

Elizabeth was born on April 21, 1926, and became queen in 1952 at the age of 25, meaning she has now reigned for more than 66 years. But this is not the only birthday the monarch celebrates. The queen celebrates two birthdays every year: Her actual birthday on April. 21, which she usually marks privately with her family , and her "official...

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  • Syrian Army Tells ISIS to Leave or Else
Syrian Army Tells ISIS to Leave or Else

After the recapture of Eastern Ghouta, Assad still has several smaller pockets of ground to recover from rebels, as well as two major areas they hold in the northwest and southwest. Syrian and Iraqi forces have driven IS from almost all the territory the group once held, but the extremists have maintained a presence in the remote desert areas along...

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  • Gunfire Reported Near Saudi Palace, King Evacuated
Gunfire Reported Near Saudi Palace, King Evacuated

The General Sports Authority said the video had scenes which can corrupt public morals. A female fitness centre was forcefully shut in Riyad by the Saudi sports authorities after the promotional video showed a woman with uncovered hair and figure-hugging attire.

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  • Trump Rips WashPost Story on AG Jeff Sessions
Trump Rips WashPost Story on AG Jeff Sessions

Sessions' concerns were reportedly fueled by Trump taking a dim view of Rosenstein approving a recent Federal Bureau of Investigation raid on the president's personal attorney Michael Cohen. President Trump had Deputy AG Rod. Mr. Trump tweeted Saturday afternoon. "They don't have a clean way to get rid of him. That is the issue". Trump has sparre...

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  • Zoo visitors are in China, stoned kangaroo
Zoo visitors are in China, stoned kangaroo

News of the incident surfaced after it was recently reported by a local Chinese newspaper, according to the New York Times . After being pelted with the concrete chunks, the 12-year-old female kangaroo was treated for a severely injured foot.

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